David Sharifi

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  • David N. Sharifi, Esq. is a Los Angeles based intellectual property attorney and technology startup consultant with focuses in entertainment law, emerging technologies, trademark protection, and Internet law

    Legal Issues for Tech Startups: Terms of Service and EULAs

    Most technology startup product development operations inevitably involve development and publishing of a website and mobile application, and almost instinctually, entrepreneurs, mobile application developers, or inventors, consider how to address legal issues in creating reliable Terms of Use, Terms and Conditions, or other legal disclaimers and disclosures for their digital products and platforms. In some cases, the website or […]

  • Horse Race _ LA. Tech And Media Law Firm Trademark Law

    Dates of First Use Trademark Filing Strategy For Technology Startups

    During the federal trademark registration process in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), entrepreneurs and technology startups inevitably come across the issue of identifying their bona fide date of first use and date of first use in commerce on the federal trademark record. In the racehorse setting of trademark law, the first to […]

  • Title: Dates of First Use in US Trademark Law and Federal Trademark Registrations

    Use in Commerce and Priority of Trademark Rights in the United States

    Much like in innovation, when it comes to establishing trademark rights in the United States, timing is of the essence. During early stages of the technology startup process, perhaps even in the idea-stage, entrepreneurs reach the point of naming their product or service, and, almost instinctually, seek to protect that name or slogan against future infringing […]